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click to enlarge Raymond Jacquet and Sarah Jane Patin

Raymond Jacquet and Sarah Jane Patin

Cody Jolly

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Sundays. Continues through Nov. 21 2017
Price: $15
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It's a bummer that the title of this 2012 one-act dramedy by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb is so uninviting, because the story isn't. A young man, abandoned as an infant in a White Castle bathroom, travels the country with his working-class adoptive mother as they do their best to turn living out of their car into an educational adventure. Nachtrieb's script uses playful movement interludes, light comedy, and a fablelike heightened style to convey a hopeful, romantic vision of the American spirit. For both better and worse, codirectors Derek Bertelsen and Will Quam's production for the Comrades is, like Nachtrieb's script, twee but ultimately moving. —Dan Jakes

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